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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Establish team performance plan
  2. Develop and facilitate team cohesion
  3. Facilitate teamwork
  4. Liaise with stakeholders

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential

range of techniques that can be used to build work teams strengthen communications in the team and resolve conflict

methods for engaging with stakeholders and obtaining advice from outside the work team to ensure team is focussed and on track

knowledge of group behaviour

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure

access to appropriate documentation and resources normally used in the workplace

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge The following examples are appropriate for this unit

analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios

assessment of written reports

demonstration of team building techniques

direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of onthejob performance by the candidate

observation of performance in role plays

review of performance plans developed for work team

review of policies and procedures developed to ensure team members take responsibility for own work

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector workplace and job role is recommended for example

other units from the Diploma of Management

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Consultation may refer to:

conducting meetings, interviews, brainstorming sessions, email/intranet communications, newsletters or other processes and devices which ensure that all employees have the opportunity to contribute to team and individual performance plans

mechanisms used to provide feedback to the work team in relation to outcomes of consultation

Accountabilities may refer to:

responsibilities as defined in position descriptions, codes of conduct/behaviour, duty statements or similar

statement of conduct outlining responsibilities/actions/performance

Performance plans may refer to:

individual performance plans linked to team goals

team plans based on work assignments and responsibilities

Outcomes, outputs, key performance indicators may refer to agreed:

changes in work roles and responsibilities

improved individual and team, performance and participation

improvements to systems, operations

measures for monitoring and evaluating the efficiency or effectiveness of systems or services

quality standards and expectations

targets for productivity improvements such as reduced downtime, higher production levels, decreases in absenteeism

targets for training and development

Strategies may refer to:

clarification of roles and expectations

electronic communication devices and processes, such as intranet and email communication systems, to facilitate input

long-term or short-term plans factoring in opportunities for team input

mentoring and 'buddy' systems to support team members in providing input

newsletters and briefings

training and development activities

Policies and procedures may refer to:

organisational guidelines and systems that govern operational functions

procedures that detail the activities that must be carried out for the completion of actions and tasks

Standard Operating Procedures

Processes may refer to:

brainstorming options with the team for addressing concerns

creating a matrix of issues and concerns and distributing for comment

discussions with individuals regarding their concerns

distributing drafts for comment with a range of options for resolution of concerns

training and development sessions

Stakeholders may include:

Board members

business or government contacts

funding bodies

union/employee groups and representatives

work team

Line manager/management may refer to:

chief executive officer

direct superior

other management representatives